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Kylian Mbappe scored his first hat-trick for France as the reigning world champions secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Qatar in style by thrashing Kazakhstan. Mbappe got four of the eight goals, with the striker’s first three coming in the opening 30 minutes. He completed the rout with a late fourth. Mbappe’s [...]

Euro 2020 Round of 16 Matches Set

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The Euro 2020 round of 16 matches are all set and some teams have a much easier path to the final than others. In one side of the bracket, England will face Germany at Wembley while Wales take on Denmark in Amsterdam. Should England come through their last-16 clash, they would have a quarter-final against [...]

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One of France, Germany and Portugal may face an early exit after being drawn together in Group F for Euro 2020 in what has already been dubbed the ‘Group of Death’. They will be joined in the so-called ‘Group of Death’ by a team from Path A/D following the tournament draw in Bucharest. That Path [...]

Euro 2020: Germany Falls To Second Pot

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The 2020 EURO qualification just got a little more interesting with the news that UEFA has confirmed that Italy will be in Pot 1 and that Germany and Iceland will be in pot 2. Joining Italy will be seeded alongside Belgium, France, Spain, Croatia and Poland. Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and England are in their own [...]

Spain Dominates FIFPro World XI Nominations

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have announced the 55 names in contention for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2018. The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players and involves votes from almost 25,000 professional footballers from 65 different countries. During voting, they each select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders [...]

France Win World Cup

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that had a bit of everything, Mario Mandzukic scored the first ever [...]

In a big night of European World Cup qualifying, five of the nine group leaders closed in on Brazil with wins. Belgium, Italy and Germany all took a giant step towards Brazil, as did the Netherlands, despite being held to a shock draw in Estonia. Montenegro, who secured a useful point in Poland, were joined [...]

Au Revoir, Les Bleus

Team France was put out of its misery today with a listless 2-1 loss to host nation South Africa in Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. In what has to be the most shambolic collapse since Phidippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens, Les Blues were sent packing after enduring tantrums, a coach with [...]

French Players take Day Off From Training

It was a remarkable day in the French camp today at the World Cup.One day after the French Football Federation sent Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka home for launching a verbal attack on coach Raymond Domenech at half-time of the game against Mexico, the French players refused to train.A statement read to the media from the [...]

Anelka Sent Packing By France

Nicolas Anelka got a jump on his summer holidays ahead of his Frence teammates as France announced they had sent the Chelsea striker home from the World Cup following a dressing-room bust-up with French coach Raymond Domenech. Anelka was asked to apologise by French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes and, upon refusing to do so, [...]